Friday August 24th, 2012 @ 5:30 PM
Filed under: Ear
I’ve had my industrial for a year or more now and for awhile now there has been a hard bump on the back on the top. what is this? It’s hard and it’s really annoying. I also have one on the other side of my industrial forming.
On cartilage piercings the two most common types of “bubbles” are keloids and hypertrophic scars. without a visual diagnosis and fair amount of troubleshooting its hard to pinpoint which one you are suffering from.
Hypertrophic scars are much more frequent than keloids and are easier to handle. First thing I would try is changing the jewelry. A Titanium barbell that fits properly has a chance to help dissipate those bubbles. Next I would try Emu Oil as I have seen great results in scar reduction and healing benefits in cartilage piercings.
Chamomile tea soaks and vitamin e oil have also shown great success in helping piercings heal.
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